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MAHWAH, N.J. – The Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living at Ramapo College is offering a Five-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Graduate Course beginning Monday, March 27. The course, titled “Deepening Your Practice: Opening the Mind & Heart,” is a natural next step for those who have completed an eight-week MBSR program and wish to further deepen their mindfulness practice.

The five-session course (Mondays, March 27, April 3, 17, 24 and May 1) will explore the common obstacles that arise during mindfulness practice and learn strategies for navigating strong emotions, thoughts and feelings. Participants will learn practices that enhance one’s capacity to respond to life’s challenges with greater awareness, kindness, compassion and ease.

Each session will be from 7-9 p.m. in the York Room of the Birch Mansion on the Ramapo College campus.

Course includes an all-day meditation retreat on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Beth Sandweiss, MSW, MA, LPC, will lead the course. Ms. Sandweiss trained as an MBSR Instructor through the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School, in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and with the Mindful Schools Program.

This course is for graduates of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-week course. Cost for the course is $475. Discounts are available to educators and nurses. Registration is required.

Please visit for additional information and discount pricing. For questions, email

The mission of the Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living is to support faculty, staff and students while also serving the greater community as a distinctive center at Ramapo College of New Jersey, for learning and applied research in contemplative and mindfulness practices for the betterment and well-being of individuals, organizations and society.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education.


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